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Memorial Day goal update

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

My last blog post, I had set a "Memorial Day" goal. Let's see how I did!

My goal was to lose 20 to 25lbs, but I wasn't going to obsess about the number. I was going to stick to these mini goals:

-Eat better (no daily Sbux)
-Exercise (minimum 30 minutes, 6/week)
-Drink water
-Sleep more (I'm averaging about 5 hours a night)

Looking at these mini-goals, I did pretty good! I didn't quit my daily sbux habit, but I got my exercise in, I'm definitely drinking a LOT more water and I'm sleeping WAY more (my average went up to 6 hours a night!) YAY!

I'm not seeing the weight loss I'd like, but I'm making the right choices, which makes me thankful.

I've also been praying, asking God for help with this & it's the best feeling, knowing the God who created me is helping me!

I'm keeping it going ... and the weight will come off!



2013 Goal is set

Monday, March 04, 2013

Today I set a 2013 goal: lose 20 to 25 lbs by Memorial Day weekend.

When I reset my goals here on SP, it said I could lose 2 lbs/week and hit my goal by May 23...just in time for that weekend! But instead of obsessing over that, I'm going to concentrate on doing what I know is healthy:
-Eat better (no daily Sbux)
-Exercise (minimum 30 minutes, 6/week)
-Drink water
-Sleep more (I'm averaging about 5 hours a night)

I know what to do & my friend Jen (marathon runner) is keeping me accountable!

I'm also doing this for my family. My hubby wants to lose weight & he's starting cross fit this week, so I want to support him.

And the other day we were so "busy" that our family ate two fast food drive thru meals (lunch and dinner). Our kids are 3 and 7. Unacceptable!

Thank God, we're all healthy and well. Again, thank God! But we definitely want to honor and thank Him by taking care of our bodies. :)

So, here we go, this is the official kick off of this new goal in



1!!! Blast off!!!!

Ready to be fit,


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LESSISMORE2010 3/5/2013 1:23AM

    Love that you and your husband are in this together! Great job!

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COPPELUV 3/5/2013 1:00AM

    Thank you for the encouragement!

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TONYVAND1 3/4/2013 6:13PM

  Way to go You guys can do this.

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ROSCOEKR 3/4/2013 5:55PM

    I think it's great you & your husband are doing this together. You will make your goal. emoticon

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Happy New Year 2012!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

wow! It's been close to a year since my last blog ... and a LOT has changed. Since last April, I got a job offer, relocated from California to Texas, started a new job, my son started kindergarten (!), daughter turned 2, hubby found the "job" of his dreams & even though I didn't finish the 10k, I've maintained pretty well. Actually, since my last weigh-in here, I'm down 1.5 lbs! Yay!

I swapped running in CA for cardio/zumba/power punch/ripped & more at the YMCA (got a membership thru work!)

God's been good to me & my family and I'm excited about the New Year and a renewed desire to finally drop the last 10lbs or so that I've been wanting to lose.

I hope you hit your goals, too. We can do this! We can do ALL things through Christ who is our strength. Thank you, Lord!

Blessings in 2012!



Update: The 10k is on!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hi friends!

I'd been gone from Sparkpeople for a bit, but I haven't been "inactive"! I've just been tracking my running with the Runkeeper app on my iPhone. :)

Here's the amazing part of the story: I hated running.

I thought a treadmill was the worst thing in the world!

Treadmills are still on my list of "worst things in the world", but running outside is another story. Going for a run outdoors in the chilly morning air, or enjoying the running trail on a warm sunny afternoon, are some of the best things ever!

Running became an option when we cut the gym to be more budget-conscious (and because our baby girl wouldn't stay in the nursery.) Trust me, we tried. They just kept interrupting my workout because she'd been crying for 10-15 minutes straight.

As a mom, i just couldn't do that.

But I wasn't about to use it as an excuse to not workout!

The solution was something I could do at home, especially while the kids were sleeping.

Running in the morning is not the workout I would've chosen. Give me Zumba, Hip Hop, free weights & cool cardio machines (not treadmills) at the club!

Instead of seeing the limitations and what I couldn't do, I contacted my runner friend Liliana for advice. She was SO excited about me trying running that I just had to try it.

I tried it, and I liked it.

And I'm running a 10k next month!

Last year, I attempted a Mercy 5k run with my Air 1 Radio and Mercy Ministries friends for a great cause. I ran/walked that 5k.

Now I'm training for that 10k and the goal is to finish!

I'm excited about it and we'll see where that takes me. Maybe even the Minnie 1/2 Marathon at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL that my friend Liliana suggested, January of 2012.

Good things ... maybe even GREAT things are yet to come!

Coppelia :)

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LSZYDLO 4/14/2011 8:26AM

    Woo Hoo!!! You go girl!!!!

I'm getting ready for my first 10K too. I started out HATING everything about running but now it is one of my favorite things to do. Praying while I run makes it something I look forward to instead of dread. emoticon

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LESSISMORE2010 4/14/2011 1:58AM

    Congrats to you for finding something that works for you, and that you are actually able to enjoy! Update when you can! Good luck at your race :)

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MELP06 4/13/2011 9:36PM

    That's awesome! I am slowly trying to start. Currently when I go out for my 4 mile walk I jog parts of it. Never thought that I would be doing it and enjoying it either! I have a 12k coming up but the plan is to only walk it this year - next year will be a different story! Good luck! emoticon

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ROOTIHAUSMAN 4/13/2011 4:55PM

    Good luck with your 10k run!! You are going to do AWESOME!

Thanks for sharing your story.

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My friend gave me a challenge!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My friend Liliana challenged me today. She encouraged me to sign up for my very first 5k Run last year. She knows that I've been thinking of doing a 10k. In fact, when I think of 2011 goals, I usually mention wanting to run a 10k.

On facebook, she threw down the challenge: why don't I sign up for the 1/2 marathon at Disney World in January of 2012?!

R U Crazy?!

Am I Crazy?! Because I'm actually giving it some serious thought!

I don't wanna say yes if I'm not going to do it...but I am thinking about it.

Part 2 of this blog post will be interesting...will I say yes or no?

The answer is coming soon!


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G9FIRE 2/7/2011 3:19AM

    Go for it. It sounds like a blast!

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    Definitely let us know if you decide to do it! You'd have a ton of support! Disney World would definitely be a fun place to do that at!

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DOLPHINKARIN 1/28/2011 4:59PM

    My goal is to run a 5K in April. Let us know what you decide.

Karin :)

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LESSISMORE2010 1/27/2011 8:16PM

    Do what is best for you :) Great goal, though!

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